diesel

Not so old, as buses go, but definitely a polluting offender!

Making London’s buses cleaner

Public attention is now firmly focussed on the need to reduce diesel emissions. But whilst this has so far been aimed mainly at cars, the pollution contribution of public transport is now coming under increasing…




VW Golf GTE

Can hybrid electric vehicles beat diesels on mpg?

Hybrids have always had a miles-per-gallon advantage in urban driving but new EQUA Index data shows that they are gaining on diesels in motorway or highway driving and, if current trends persist, hybrid electric vehicles (excluding…


Audi A3 on test, fitted with Emissions Analytics PEMS equipment

Emissions – the facts

Car emissions have never been far from the headlines in recent months following the disclosure of Volkswagen’s misdeeds with so-called “defeat devices”. The irony of the media hysteria is that they have so far only…


smog

Give the manufacturers a break!

Ever since the “dieselgate” story broke, the world’s media have delighted in hounding car manufacturers, seizing on every snippet of news touching on emissions or fuel economy and seeking to turn it into yet another…


Volkswagengate – CO2 fears unfounded

Hot on the heels of VW’s announcement that fixing their much-publicised NOx “defeat device” issue is not as difficult as expected comes the news that the incorrect CO2 levels they admitted to are also pretty insignificant.  They…



diesel smoke

Are diesels really bad for you?

                    Even before Volkswagengate, there were rumblings that diesel emissions were hazardous; the emergence of Volkswagens misdeeds blew these up into a high-profile issue on which…


VW Golf GTE

First drive: VW Golf GTE

Keen drivers with an eye to economy have been turning to sporty diesel-powered motors over the last few years. However, the health hazards of diesel emissions are increasingly being questioned. Time will tell whether the present…